INVITATION FIS Ski Jumping World Cup presented by VIESSMANN Nizhniy Tagil, Russia 12-14 December 2014 On behalf of the International Ski Federation and Federation of Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined of Russia, the Organizing Committee has the pleasure to invite all FIS member Associations to participate in FIS Ski Jumping World Cup presented by Viessmann , MEN, taking place on December 12-14, 2014 in Nizhniy Tagil, Russian Federation. ORGANIZERS The Organizer of the competition is Federation of Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined of Russia Address: 8, Luzhnetskaya Naberezhnaya, Moscow, Russia Ph.: +7 4957757600 add.2746 - Fax: +7 4957757600 E-mail: [email protected] OC Secretary and Contact Person: Nadya Bozhko mobile +7 7017318922 e-mail: [email protected] ENTRY The entries must be done by FIS online entry system on www.fis-ski.com . Registration Deadlines: Preliminary entries – November 1, 2014 Entries by name - December 1, 2014 RACE OFFICE is situated at Hotel Aist (SJ Complex area), Sub-Race Office is situated in administrative building, close to the Athletes’ area Office hours: Thursday, December 11th Friday, December 12th Saturday, December 13th Sunday, December 14th Monday, December 15th 10:00 – 20:00 8:00 – 22:00 8:00 – 22:00 8:00 – 22:00 8:00 – 18:00 COMPETITION PROGRAM 11 December, Thursday Teams Arrival 12 December , Friday 10:00 ` Team Captain’s Meeting 16:00 18:00 20:00 TV Briefing (technical briefing ) Official training – 2 round – Men HS 134 Qualification - Men’s HS 134 22:00 Welcome party 13 December, Saturday 18:30 Trial round Men HS 134 19.30 20.00 Opening Ceremony WC competition – 1st round Final round Prize giving ceremony Press conference 14 December, Sunday 17.00 18.30 Qualification - Men’s HS 134 WC competition – 1st round - Men’s HS 134 Final round Prize giving ceremony Press conference 15 December, Monday Teams departure FIS OFFICIALS Race Director Race Director Assistant Equipment control Media Coordinator Walter Hofer Miran Tepes Sepp Gratzer Horst Nilgen FIS FIS FIS FIS TD TD-Assistant Mika Jukkara Sandro Sambugaro FIN ITA Jumping Judges Ruediger Muench Mitsugu SATOH Nazym Nassyrov Nicolai Sebergsen Evgeni Vashurin GER JPN KAZ NOR RUS ORGANISING COMMITTEE President OC Executive Director Chief of Press office Chief of Transportation Accommodation Accreditation OC Secretary Vladimir Vlasov Leonid Rapoport Marina Kalinina Marianna Televtskaya Nataliya Panteleeva Sergey Pishvanov Nadya Bozhko COMPETITION COMMITTEE Chief of Competition Race Secretary Chief of Race office Chief of hill Chief of Distance Measures Chief of Technical Facilities Chief of Forejumpers Nikolay Petrov Mariya Postanogova Galina Novozhilova Sergey Novozhilov Alexandr Kalinin Vladimir Tokarev Ramil Abrarov Venue Overview Venue overview TEAMS ACCOMMODATION Booking according the FIS Rules via FIS Online registration system The teams will be accommodated in Hotel LENEVKA http://sanatoriy-lenevka.ru/progivanie.html : situated – 35 km from SJ Hills travel time – 25-35 min. Services provided by Hotel: Gym Sauna Internet Hotel «Gora Belaya» http://www.gorabelaya.ru/ situated - 38 from SJ Hills travel time – 25-35min Services provided by Hotel: Gym Sauna Internet Accommodation terms - according to FIS WC Rules Men art.6.2.1. For cancellation of a booked room after November the 25th, 2014 the FIS SJ WC Rules apply (6.2.1). For competitors and officials not included in the quota, the Organizing Committee provides full board accommodation with price 125 CHF/night/person We kindly ask you to specify the date and the time of your departure so we can arrange Inform the hotel on the individual check-out times and provide you with a transfer. FIS ACCOMMODATION FIS Officials will be accommodated in Hotel “Aist”: http://www.aist-land.ru/ Hotel is situated within walking distance from the Jumping Centre. TRANSFER Shuttle bus services for teams and officials will be provided between the WC hotels and the Hill free of charge. TEAMS & OFFICIALS ARRIVAL by airplane to Airport Koltsovo in Yekaterinburg city http://www.koltsovo.ru/en/passazhiram Further by transfer provided by LOC to Nizhniy Tagil (approx distance 140 km ). The OC organizes airport transfers for competition participants providing they have communicated the following information to the OC in time (by November 25th): 1. Arrival/departure date, time, flight numbers, destination (from/to) 2. Amount of passengers and all names of participants in a group 3. Amount of luggage in pieces and its approximate total weight ACCREDITATION INFORMATION Bearers of FIS seasonal accreditation cards will receive an additional badge from the OC for venue access. All badges will be handed over to team/group representatives Upon arrival and are absolutely necessary for entering the venue including teams’ hotel. Accreditation form (attached to the Invitation) must be submitted to OC not later then November 1st , 2014 . The Form must be filled for each team member and officials. SKI WAXING and SERVICE AREA Ski wax cabins will be located at the venue. DOPING CONTROL According to FIS standards and rules. FIS LICENCE To be eligible for participation in the FIS Continental Cup all the skiers must have a valid FIS Code. INSURANCE All athletes need the insurance arranged by their National Ski Associations. The Organizing Committee is not responsible for any injuries of the athletes neither for the damage or lost property. FINANCES Financial conditions apply as stated in the FIS WC rules. All travel and accommodation costs will be settled in the finance office with the team captains on Saturday, December the 13th , 2014 in Race office. LANGUAGE The official language is English. PRESS CENTER The main Press Center will be located at the hotel. Accreditation requests for journalists and media representatives can be send to Marina Kalinina, press-attachee of Russian skijumping and NC Federation, [email protected] VISA INFORMATION Deadline for request: For Non E.U. citizens: 15 th October, For E.U. citizens : November 1 st 2014 (Make your request for all potential participants !!!) Detailed Visa Guide and Visa Invitation form is in attachment. All foreign nationals are required to have entry visas to travel to the Russian Federation. Russian entry visas can be obtained at local Russian Embassy or Consulate, official letter of invitation issued by the Organizing Committee is required. The list of Russian Consular offices abroad you can find on: http://www.mid.ru/zu_r.nsf/strawebeng Please send the filled registration form and the copy of valid travel passport to responsible person ([email protected]; copy: [email protected] ) (we kindly ask you to name the scan-copies using Name/Surname of the participant for everybody’s convenience). We will return to you for clarifying information, if necessary. Note! A team may apply for all its members, if it’s not indicated who will attend events. When the Team will apply for a visa in The Russian Embassy, they can use invitation letters for persons who need a visa to participate in N.Tagil event. You’ll receive the special invitation letter (scan or fax copy, which will act as a ground for your application for Russian entry visa. It will allow to apply for a visa at the Russian Consulate in the Country of applicant’s temporary residence. • • • • • • • • Here is a standard set of documents for Russian entry visa: Valid passport (standard requirement – passport should be valid at least 6 months after the visa expiry date); Scan or fax copy of a special invitation letter; Application form (to be downloaded from the official website of respective embassy/Consulate); 1 photo (passport size, in color); Insurance police; Visa Fee. Air tickets reservation Note that terms and conditions (such as list of required documents, passport validity period, visa fees, visa issuing period, working days/hours of the Consular office, etc.) may vary from one country to another. Every Embassy/Consulate reserves the right to require additional documents to process your application. It is important to inquire about all the details of the visa issuance procedure in advance at the respective Consular office. Radio Stations: Usage of Radio stations by the teams does not require any special permissions or licenses. Additional Information: According to Governmental Regulations of Russian Federation , any private entity may use Wi-Fi internet connection on territory of Russia with providing of passport data and filling registration form only. To get additional information in this regards, please ask reception desk officer in Hotels and Race office staff at the venue. List of Deadlines Deadline Description Where to send October 15 , 2014 November 1, 2014 Visa form – non E.U. Visa Form – E.U. [email protected] Copy: [email protected] November 1, 2014 Preliminary Entry [email protected] [email protected] November 1, 2014 Accreditation information and picture [email protected] Copy: [email protected] November 25, 2014 Hotel cancelation without fee [email protected] [email protected] November 25, 2014 Transportation request (all exact info related to transport service) [email protected] [email protected] December 1, 2014 Entries by name [email protected] [email protected] We Look Forward to See You Soon in Nizhniy Tagil!